Home Security Cameras are Here to Stay

Home Security Camera Systems have become popular, but watch out...all systems are not created equal!

Home Security Cameras Systems have become popular

Home security cameras have been growing in the market over the last 10 years.  Trust us, we have been around to see it.  Now it seems like everyone is trying to get into the home security game, and offering cameras and camera systems for homeowners.  Even Wal-Mart and Home Depot have started selling some very rudimentary models.  It is really great to see our industry exploding because of the need for these valuable devices and systems, but at the same time it can be more than a little confusing for customers who are looking for protection at their home.  Where do they turn? What equipment is right?

When it comes down to selecting a home security camera system for your home, there is never a one-size-fits-all approach.  Every home is different and every situation is different.  That is why selection is key.  A professional in the home security market will have options for every budget range, providing various features and functions from which to choose.  Next is education.  Your Home Security camera provider must be able to provide you with an education on what features you really will need, want and use.  Every system is not created equal, which is why not only having a wide selection, but also having a knowledgable professional is important.  Your home security cameras need to work for YOU and YOUR HOME.  Otherwise there is no point to the system.

For years, we have had customers come in after purchasing an off-the shelf home security camera system, only to find out that no one will install the cameras, no one will support the cameras and the cameras don’t perform the function that was intended.  Now this is becoming even more commonplace, with more retail vendors pushing more off-the-shelf one-size-fits-all solutions.  Seek out a professional, and visit their showroom to see the selection of cameras before making a choice.  It isn’t that more expensive is better, it is that an educated decision is better!

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Standalone DVR systems help Home and Business Owners

It doesn’t take more than a few minutes perusing the news to find multiple mentions of security cameras these days.  It seems that security camera systems are popping up everywhere as homeowners and business owners alike are deciding that they have had enough of the vandalism, theft, violence or other disturbances, and are doing everything they can to protect their own homes and families legally.  Security camera systems offer great additions to virtually any home or business, with many shapes, sizes and qualities of cameras available to satisfy even the most demanding aesthetics.

The Standalone DVR or H.264 Standalone DVR system will determine the features of yoru home or business security camera system

The Standalone DVR will determine features and remote access capabilities of your system

Both home and business owners often find Standalone DVRs and DVR systems to be a popular selection when it comes to improved security.  These systems are composed of an H.264 Standalone DVR, which is the brains and storage for the camera system, and any style of cameras that are selected.  Unlike PC Based systems, Standalone DVRs and Systems do not require a PC to be running on site for record to occur, as the DVR is a self-contained recorder (about the size of a DVD player).  The initial focus of any home or business owner should be on the DVR, as this component has the greatest impact over the functionality, quality and frame rate (read smoothness) of the video.  Many discount Standalone DVRs employ cheaper chipsets, which deliver lower quality video and oft lower frame rate (choppy video due to missing frames).  A quality DVR will have Full D1 Resolution with Real-Time video frame rate (30 fps per camera).  However, the quality of a DVR does not end there.  As the brains of the system, selection will also determine the remote viewing capabilities of the system.  Choose wisely, as normally the access level that exists when you purchase the system will not change later, as standalone devices rarely have feature enhancements or improvements.  Many DVRs, like our DVR-8804RT, DVR-8808RT and DVR-8816RT H.264 Standalone DVRs provide industry-leading remote access capabilities, with access from IE, Windows PC/Laptops, Macs, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phones and more.  These features will allow you to always stay connected with the cameras while away from your home or office, so should definitely be taken into consideration when making a selection.